– Will the real knowledge whale please stand up?
Here are 50 amazing facts to blow your mind.
We actually have the ability to eat an entire bag of chips
without really noticing,
because chips have a vanishing caloric density.
What that means is that it tricks our tongue and brain
into thinking that we haven’t actually eaten anything.
That explains a lot.
Famed artist Bob Ross painted a grey scale landscape in 1984
after meeting a colorblind man
who believed that he would never be able to paint
to show him that he can.
The eye color of owls typically indicates
what time of day the owls prefer to be active and hunt.
它们的眼睛可以是黄色 橙色 深褐色 或者甚至黑色
Their eyes can be yellow, orange, dark brown, or even black.
To burn off 200 calories, you could chew gum for 18 hours,
apply lip balm 1500 times,
or sing a song 23 times.
或者 当然 去健身
Or, you know, just go to the gym.
Planes used to be a lot more comfortable.
二十世纪40年代时 波音377 Stratocruiser
In the 1940s, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
had reclined club chairs throughout the cabin.
On intercontinental flights,
every seat could adjust into a bed
so that each passenger could sleep.
Somewhere, we went terribly wrong.
Raccoons are actually very smart.
They can open complex locks in under 10 tries
and can still repeat the process if the locks are rearranged
or turned upside down.
They’ll also remember solutions to problems
for up to three years.
If you feel strongly that someone is watching you,
that’s because they probably are.
Your brain has a primal gaze detection system
that determines whether someone
is staring directly at you or not.
Clinical studies done at Stanford University
show that people who have auditory hallucinations,
such as schizophrenia,
have voices that are shaped by cultural influences.
In Africa and India, most describe them as
voices of family members or spirits,
but most Americans say that they hear
violent, torturous, and hateful yelling from strangers.
There are actually 3D printers that can print your dinner.
The Foodini Food Printer makes everything
from pizza to burgers to chocolate
using fresh ingredients.
Mmm, 3D printed bacon.
A free kitchen, operated by volunteers in India
at the Golden Temple is the western Indian city of Amritsar
serves 100,000 hot meals a day
and has been doing so for over 300 years.
The average claw machine is only programmed
to give the claw full strength every 20 tries.
Basma Hameed, a Canadian woman originally from Iraq,
learned how to tattoo so that she could cover her burn scars
that she received on her face as a child.
The results were remarkable
and she now has a business helping other burn victims
by tattooing discolored scars to match their own skin tone.
There exists an American company known as
Creative Home Engineering
that specializes in making hidden rooms for your home.
There’s even one that requires a chess board
played in a certain combination
in order to unlock the room.
Oh, lord, I want to contact these people.
The United Kingdom and Portugal
hold the longest standing alliance in the world
which started in 1386.
生于19世纪30年代的双胞胎Oskar Stohr 和 Jack Yufe
Born in the 1930s, identical twins Oskar Stohr and Jack Yufe
were separated shortly after birth.
Oskar was raised in Germany
and attended Hitler Youth Academy
which Jack practiced Judaism in Trinidad.
They finally met at the age of 21
and they didn’t get along at first,
but eventually became close brothers
later in their 50s.
When a cat brings back a dead animal,
it’s actually acting out its natural role as a mother
and teaching, showing its owners how to catch and eat prey,
just like they would teach their young in the wild.
I don’t know what that was.
Your blood actually appears green underwater
at about nine meters or so,
because there is no red light under water
therefore, there is no red light
that can bounce off of your blood into our eyes.
In 2012, following the death of Meow,
a cat who weighed 18 kilograms,
the Guinness Book of World Records
stopped recording the heaviest pets in the world
to discourage deliberate overeating.
You can differentiate between east from west Berlin
from space because the different types of streetlamps
used to give off different shades of light.
Jerome Rodale, a longevity expert
and father of organic farming
announced at the age of 71, during an interview
that he’s decided to live to be 100.
He also declared, ‘I’ve never felt better in my life.’
And minutes later, while filming,
he died of a heart attack.
There is a boiling lake located in Dominica that is so hot,
the center’s temperature has never been determined.
The grasshopper mouse is carnivorous,
immune to venom, eats scorpions,
and howls like a wolf to claim its territory.
The Blue Marble is the only whole Earth photo
taken by human hands
from December 7th, 1972,
by the whole crew of the Apollo 17 space shuttle.
Nobody since has been able to be far enough from Earth
to take a similar photo.
The Spanish Paralympic basketball team
was forced to return the gold medals that they won
in the 2000 Australian Paralympics
after almost all players were found to be not disabled.
Some non-venomous snakes, like the tiger keelback,
will actually protect their babies by eating poisonous frogs
while being pregnant.
They then pass the poison onto their eggs
which makes their newborns poisonous when they’re born.
On December 31st, 1946, a man named Alphonse Rocco
claimed to be a detective and gave a pedestrian a camera
and asked her to take a picture of a suspect.
Well, the detective turned out to be a gangster
and the suspect turned out to be his ex-wife
and the camera turned out to be a concealed shotgun,
firing via the shutter button.
Yeah, I’m never taking a photo for anybody ever again.
In Brigeport, in the UK,
有一只名叫Artful Dodger 的猫
there is a cat named the Artful Dodger
who regularly catches the bus by himself
to travel 10 miles to the neighboring town.
He waits at the bus stop so often,
that the driver brings tins of cat food
and knows what stop to let the cat off at.
Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected 27 times.
He was almost ready to give up
but bumped into a friend on the street
in New York City back in 1937
who had just begun working in publishing.
Seuss said that if he had been walking
on the other side of the street,
he probably would have never been a children’s author.
Scaphism was a form of ancient punishment
where the victim was tied and force fed
a rich diet of honey and milk
and then left in the sun.
He accumulated diarrhea
while his accumulated excretion attracted flies and insects
who would then eventually eat the man inside out.
(gagging) Moving on.
At the center of every single raindrop
is a mineral dust particle.
It is physically impossible for raindrops to form
from pure water alone.
There is a small village in Holland
known as Dementia Village,
inhabited by those people with dementia.
It’s designed to be a normal environment
with a secured perimeter
so that patients can safely roam to the grocery store,
restaurants, cafes, and gardens,
without feeling, you know, locked down or confused.
A Stanford study concluded that there is a high correlation
between walking and creative thought output.
Compared to sitting, those who walked demonstrated
a 60% increase in creative thought output.
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel’s net worth
was $1.5 billion at the age of only 24
making him the world’s youngest billionaire.
He’s now 25 and worth $2.1 billion.
Kowloon Walled City in China existed from 1810 to 1993.
In its later years, it was controlled by triads
with thousands of residents
who were involved in drugs, gambling, and prostitution
before the city was demolished.
You know Flo fro the Progressive Insurance commercials?
Yeah, she makes $500,000 a year.
A study conducted at Washington University
found that rats not only enjoy being tickled,
but high frequency recordings showed
that they actually make the same laughing sound
during a good tickle session
than when they play with other rats.
Rajendra Singh, known as the water man of India,
revived five rivers and brought water back
to 1000 villages in India
using native water preservation techniques.
The pyramids of Giza were more ancient to the ancient Romans
than Rome is ancient to us.
Gobekli Tepe, located in Turkey,
is thought to be the world’s oldest temple.
Constructed 6000 years before Stonehenge,
it’s estimated to have been built
before the invention of the wheel,
even the idea of farming,
or the tools that could have constructed its own existence.
Basically, it shouldn’t have existed itself.
At the time of this recording, Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
had the biggest opening weekend in movie history
at a total of a whopping
When Apple began designating employee numbers,
Steve Jobs was offended
that Steve Wozniak received number one
while he only got number two.
He believed that he should be second to no one,
so he took number zero instead.
Most predators have eyes facing forward,
while most prey have eyes on their sides of their head.
Every single restaurant that has appeared on season two
of Kitchen Nightmares has closed.
In 2013, a man threatening to jump
from the South Carolina Ravinal Bridge
was convinced not to jump after being offered
Studies conducted at Indiana University Media School
discovered that watching cat videos
actually boosts viewers energy
and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings.
Cats are just taking over this video.
Bi-cultural people may change their personality
when they switch languages.
According to a study conducted
by university professors across America,
language unconsciously affects people’s
interpretation of events.
Women speaking Spanish were seen
as more independent and assertive
than women speaking English in similar situations.
Black panthers are not a real species.
What they are are jaguars and leopards who have melanism,
which causes them to have black skin.
It’s actually the opposite effect of having albinism.
Conservationists in South Africa are infusing
a special red dye into the horns of live rhinos.
The mixture renders the horn completely useless to poachers
that are trying to sell it commercially
and also has a toxin for human consumption.
A team of researchers at Michigan State University
have created a transparent solar panel
that can be used in buildings to potentially power
the entire building.
It can also be retrofitted to older glass buildings
to harness power.
President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot
was kicked out of Jackson’s funeral in 1945
在 Andrew Jackson的葬礼上踢死了
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